Tourists facing problems with taxi drivers in HCM City can call help lines manned by traffic inspectors. The numbers are stuck on cabs, one of the major measures taken by the city authorities to protect tourists.
The city Department of Transport will collaborate with the police and taxi association to inspect cabs regularly and severely penalise illegal cabs.
The police will intensify patrols at tourist spots to protect tourists from thieves. They will also put up phone numbers for people to contact in case of need.
The measures were taken following a slew of reports about taxi drivers cheating foreign tourists.-VNS